Comparative Data

There are many useful ways to compare colleges and universities including:

Additionally, feel free to examine our sources of data and peer institutions compared in the graphs.

Graduation Rates

View how Luther compares to public, ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest), and other private colleges and universities in terms of four-year and six-year graduation rates:

Graduation Rates Graph

Persistence Rates

See how Luther compares to public, ACM (Associated Colleges of the Midwest), and other private colleges and universities in terms of first-to-second-year persistence rates:

Retention Rates Graph

Academic Profile

ACT Composite test scores provide a basis for comparing the academic profile of students enrolling at a college or university. The graph below provides ACT Composite scores for first-year students enrolled in the fall 2014 semester. The tables express the scores for students scoring at the 25th percentile or below and at the 75th percentile or below.

ACT Composite Graph

Peer Institutions

ACM: Beloit College, Carleton College, Coe College, Colorado College, Cornell College, Grinnell College, Knox College, Lake Forest College, Lawrence University, Macalester College, Monmouth College, Ripon College, and St. Olaf College.

Minnesota Private: Augsburg College, Bethel University, College of St. Benedict, Concordia College-Moorhead, Gustavus Adolphus College, Hamline University, St. John's University, St. Mary's University, and St. Olaf College.

Iowa Private: Buena Vista University, Central College, Coe College, Cornell College, Drake University, Grand View University, Loras College, Simpson College, and Wartburg College.

Midwest Public: Iowa State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and Winona State University.